Training Materials for Child Nutrition Directors, Administrators, and Wellness Committees

Wellness Updates SY 2019-20 PowerPoint Presentation (PPTX)
Smart Snacks in Arkansas Schools SY 2019-20 PowerPoint Presentation (PPTX)


Wellness Policy

For a list and description of requirements, see Commissioner’s Memo CNU-17-016 

USDA Local Wellness Policy Summary of the Final Rule (PDF)

USDA Wellness Policy Tools

USDA Nutrition Standards for School Meals

USDA Smart Snacks Standards

Arkansas Rules Governing Nutrition, Physical Activity and BMI (PDF)

Triennial Assessment Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Wellness Committee Requirements Checklist – Implementation and Compliance (DOC)

Tips for Addressing Food and Beverage Marketing CNU-17-027


Wellness Committee Responsibilities

For guidance on how to successfully implement Federal and State wellness requirements in Arkansas schools, see the Wellness is Worth It! Workbook.

Wellness Committees have the following responsibilities:

LS-18-080 Wellness Committee Responsibilities: School Health Index Assessment

Be sure to document when each annual responsibility is completed using the Wellness Committee Requirements Checklist (which is now part of the Triennial Assessment) (DOC)
Smart Snacks Cheat Sheet (PPTX)

Tools for Arkansas Schools – Smart Snacks, Wellness, and Best Practices for Child Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Resources

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Tools or Snacks and Beverages 
Tools for Wellness Policies 
Tools for Breakfast and Lunch 
Smart Snack Calculator